The RHS Essential Garden Planning and Construction

The RHS Essential Garden Planning and Construction

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The definitive step-by-step guide to selecting and building a wide range of garden structures. It also provides all the key information needed for planning the design and constructing your garden. The first part of the book looks at the kind of materials available in garden construction, and includes detailed information on how to select the sizes, typical quantities, and optional qualities needed. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations make even quite complex projects straightforward and easy to accomplish. The second part of the book gives all the key information needed for designing and constructing a garden, including design principles, garden styles, and water and ornamental features.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 196 x 240 x 20mm | 739g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845330595
  • 9781845330590
  • 660,055

Table of contents

Introduction 6; Foundations 8; Low Planting 14; Surfaces 34; Steps 56; Boundaries 70; Gates 118; Pergolas and Arches 128; Contours and Planters 140; Screens, Containers, and Barbecues 146; Sheds 154; Making a Rock Garden 156; Structures for Children 160; Furniture 172; Design Principles 178; Structure, Space, and Movement 198; Plans for Different Garden Styles 220; Water Features 238; Lighting the Garden 246; Pots and Containers 248; Electricity and Safety in the Garden 250; Glossary 251; Index 252; Acknowledgments 256.
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... it was a pleasure to find an easy-to-manage paperback that is well laid out and simple to navigate... and with lots of useful illustrations. It also does what it says it will do; it really does cover all aspects of hands-on gardening... I thought it very good value" Gardens Illustrated "... the most detailed gardening book I've ever read and very easy to understand" Garden Answers
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About Christopher Brickell

The Authors are distinguished experts on garden design and construction. One of the most knowledgable and respected experts in the gardening world, Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Brickell, has served as both Director General and Vice-President of the Royal Horticultural Society. Also an Honorary Fellow of the RHS, he was awarded the CBE in 1991. He is the author of RHS Pruning (Mitchell Beazley) and RHS Essential Pruning and Training, as well as editor-in-chief of The RHS Essential Gardening Techniques (Mitchell Beazley). The RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening, The RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, and The RHS New Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers.
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